Dr. Samuel Van Ackere

Email
Samuel.VanAckere@UGent.be
Category
Scientific Staff
Research unit
Cartography & GIS

Bio

Samuel Van Ackere is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Geography and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design. His key research interests concern issues relating to geoinformatics and remote sensing as applied to emergency management, resilience of societies and critical infrastructures, critical infrastructure protection, civil protection, urban resilience, (volunteered) geographical data analysis, spatial data analysis, environmental changes and risk. He developed a fast and accurate socio-economic damage and risk assessment tool, called FLIAT, which models and estimates the impact, and the societal collapse due to a flood event, and which will provide guidance for evacuation in the future.